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Stories at the Museum

Saturday, January 4, 11:00am12:00pm
Children Included with admission
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Virginia Museum of History & Culture
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Part of the program.

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open to all ages. Programs take place every month on select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Every Stories at the Museum program will include:

  • group reading of the selected history-themed picture book

  • a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text

Each month the books will have a different theme.

2019 Dates and Themes

January  – nATIONAL BIRD DAY // mARTIN lUTHER kING, jR. DAY 

  • January 5  – I Took a Walk

  • January 19  – A Sweet Smell of Roses

February  – Black History Month

  • February 2  – Ruby Bridges

  • February 16  – Game, Set, Match Champion Arthur Ashe

March  – women’s History Month

  • March 2  – Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote 

  • March 16  – Jazz Age Josephine

April – National Poetry Month

  • April 6  – The Raven

  • April 20  – Johnny Appleseed

May – Asian Pacific American heritage month // jewish american heritage month

  • May 4  – How My Parents Learned to Eat

  • May 18  – It's Challah Time!

June – Pride month // wwii Memorial

  • June 1  – And Tango Makes Three

  • June 15  – Nim and the War Effort

July – Independence Day // Celebrate Summer

  • July 6th - Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

  • July 20th - Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie

August – National Friendship Day // Ratification of the 19th Amendment

  • Aug 3rd - Worst of Friends

  • Aug 17th - Around America to Win the Vote

September – National Read-A-Book Day // Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Sept 7th - Waiting for the Biblioburro

  • Sept 21st - My Name is Celia Cruz

October – Artober // Archaeology Month

  • Oct. 5th - Ish

  • Oct 19th - The Street Beneath My Feet

November – National American Indians Heritage Month // Thanksgiving

  • Nov 2nd  - The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

  • Nov 16th - Thanksgiving Book TBD

December – Winter Fun

  • Dec 7th - Gingerbread for Liberty

  • Dec 21st - Snowflake Bentley


2020 Dates and Themes

 

January – National Bird Day // MLK, Jr. Day

  • Jan 4th - I Took a Walk

  • Jan 18th - A Sweet Smell of Roses

February – Black History Month

  • Feb 1st - Ella Fitzgerald

  • Feb 15th - Milo’s Museum

March – Women’s History Month

  • March 7th - You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

  • March 21st - Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith

April – National Poetry Month

  • April 4th - Johnny Appleseed

  • April 18th - Visiting Langston

May – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month // International Museum Day

  • May 2nd - The Lotus Seed

  • May 16th - My Museum

June – Pride Month // Immigrant Heritage Month

  • June 6th - And Tango Makes Three

  • June 20th - We Came to America

 

Come join the fun at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture!

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Each month the books will have a different theme.
Each month the books will have a different theme.
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Children create crafts related to the story they read in the VHS galleries.
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Children create crafts related to the stor

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